Introduction to our School
A welcome from the Headteacher
Welcome to the Highweek Primary School’s website. I hope you find the information helpful and that it gives you a taste of the happy, industrious and vibrant school that we are.
Everyone at Highweek is immensely proud of our school. It continues to retain its ‘Good’ judgment by Ofsted following a short inspection in July 2017 and the inspector identified many strengths.
Comments from the inspectors include:
The school has ‘high aspirations for what pupils can achieve.’
‘There is a culture of mutual respect and tolerance between staff and pupils.’
The school pays meticulous attention to keeping pupils safe.
‘Pupils are polite, well-mannered and courteous, and behave well. Pupils articulate their views with confidence and self-assurance.’
The school has a culture that encourages calm and orderly respect, and is aspirational for pupils.
Typical parent comments and feedback to the inspector include,
‘Teaching and support staff always make my children feel important as individuals and support their emotional and learning needs.’
‘Teachers genuinely care about the children.’
Highweek is a caring school with a distinctive ethos and an ambitious vision for all. Its team of dedicated professionals are here to ensure that the children can become the best possible learners they can be. With its creative and dynamic curriculum, this makes our school an exciting place to be.
Our work in developing children’s learning dispositions and making them successful and confident learners has been formally recognised by Challenging Learning. We are now a study tour school for academic professionals from around the world who wish to learn from our approach.
Every member of staff is committed to providing the children with a happy, well-disciplined nurturing environment where the children can thrive and make the most of every learning opportunity offered to them. We are ambitious for all our children. We aim to be a school where all the children are inspired to see learning as a lifelong experience, thus empowering them to make good choices in later life.
The school promotes the best possible academic, cultural and moral values in an inclusive environment. All our children, regardless of background, culture, religious belief or ability, are equally valued, supported and challenged.
Highweek Primary School aspires to be easily accessible to parents. A successful school is one where there is a partnership between school and home and we welcome your support and input.
Of course, reading about a school is no substitute for seeing and hearing for yourself. We welcome visitors and we are always happy to make arrangements to show people around the school. We will try to answer your questions about anything to do with the teaching and how we look after your children while they are in our care.
We look forward to meeting you.
Mrs J Bassett – Acting Headteacher
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